CDOT traffic impacts in Glenwood Canyon, Oct. 25-29

Newly poured concrete on the westbound parapet wall at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch work zone.

Progress this week

Crews completed the removal of shoring materials on the westbound deck of I-70 on Thursday night (10/21) during an overnight closure. The work was completed from the safe vantage point of the closed eastbound lanes. 

Concrete was poured for the eastbound retaining wall footer at Mile Point 123.5 on the riverside. 

Currently there are no overnight closures anticipated on the project for the end of this week, over the weekend or next week. 

Debris removal of the Concrete Box Culvert (CBC) at MP 124.5/Devils Hole location continues.

Upcoming work includes concrete paving and asphalt patching at various locations. 

Motorists planning to travel on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon should pay attention to road conditions on cotrip.org and weather forecasts. Rest area and recreation path information is also available at cotrip.org. I-70 safety closure information can be found on CDOT’s website by clicking here.

Anticipated traffic impacts

  • An extended single lane closure remains in place at MP 123.5. The eastbound single lane closure is 1.5 miles long to Hanging Lake Tunnel and the westbound single lane closure is .5 miles long. There is a 11’ width restriction in place for commercial vehicles through Glenwood Canyon. 
Concrete footers poured on the eastbound retaining wall at MP 123.5 in Glenwood Canyon.
Concrete footers poured on the eastbound retaining wall at MP 123.5.

Stay informed and connect with the project

Project information is available at: 

CDOT traffic impacts in Glenwood Canyon, Oct. 25-29

Gov. Polis provides update on COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines and boosters

DENVER – Today, Governor Jared Polis provided an update on Colorado’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, reminding Coloradans that the pandemic is not yet behind us as COVID-19 related hospitalizations continue to increase across the state with almost 90% of the state’s ICU beds currently occupied. Governor Polis was joined by Dr. Rachel Herlihy, state epidemiologist, and COVID 19 Incident Commander Scott Bookman. 

“We have the ability to end the pandemic and get back to the Colorado we love but we need more Coloradans to get the lifesaving, and effective COVID-19 vaccine. Hospital beds across the state are filling up with COVID patients, most of which are unvaccinated but it doesn’t have to be this way,” said Governor Polis. “We have all the tools we need to defeat this pandemic. The risk of hospitalization if you are vaccinated and contract COVID is very low but much higher, almost a 1 in 10 chance, if you are unvaccinated. Show that you love yourself and that you support your friends and family by getting vaccines. Get protected, get vaccinated, and get boosted,” Governor Polis added.

Colorado is facing a strain on our hospital capacity as most Coloradans are back to living their normal lives, leading to more accidents and hospitalizations, while the state is also seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, the majority of which are among the unvaccinated that lead to hospitalization. 

Dr. Rachel Herlihy, state epidemiologist, provided an overview of COVID-19 case rates in Colorado. “The increases that we are seeing in hospitalizations are across all age groups,” said Dr. Herlihy. “The rates are increasing a little more rapidly though in some of our older populations, specifically in our 70+ population. This is an important reminder of the importance of booster doses to protect individuals who are at a higher risk of severe disease, especially hospitalization or death.” 

To free up hospital capacity, Governor Polis reminded all Coloradans to get their flu and COVID-19 shot and encouraged eligible Coloradans to get their booster COVID shot. Research by Pfizer showed in a large study that booster shots are highly effective, especially against the highly contagious Delta variant. The effectiveness of the vaccine with a booster shoots up to over 95.6% effective, according to Pfizer’s study released today, Oct. 21. 

Scott Bookman, COVID 19 Incident Commander, also gave an update on the hospitalization capacity situation in the state. 

“As of today, we have 1,130 people hospitalized and the state only has 934 beds remaining. Surgeries are being canceled, brain surgeries, heart surgeries are being delayed because of a lack of availability to provide care to those patients due to the impact of COVID hospitalizations,” said Scott Bookman. “I join the Governor and Dr. Herlihy in urging all Coloradans who have not yet been vaccinated to take that step to get their first shot. And I also urge those that are eligible to get their booster to do so as soon as possible.”  

The Food and Drug Administration, as of yesterday, released new recommendations regarding booster shots of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. The Johnson & Johnson booster was authorized by the FDA for anyone 18 and over. The Moderna booster, a half-dose of the original shot, was authorized by the FDA for people 65 and older and everyone who works around others at their job. Additionally, the FDA authorized a mix and match approach where eligible individuals can receive a booster dose after their primary series from any of the approved vaccines. 

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted on all of these recommendations today and soon the CDC Director is expected to also sign off on the recommendations, which will lead to final approval for boosters of Moderna and J&J. To date, nearly 8% of Coloradans have received their booster shot and it is expected that number will quickly rise once ACIP signs off on the boosters of J&J and Moderna. Booster shots will not just add additional immunity but will also help protect young children who are not yet vaccinated and other vulnerable populations. 

Gov. Polis provides update on COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines and boosters

CDPHE: Today is the deadline to receive a first dose of Pfizer to be fully vaccinated by Thanksgiving

This Thursday, Oct. 21, is the last day to get fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine before thanksgiving. CDPHE reminds Coloradans to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to holiday gatherings. People are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the final dose of their primary vaccine series. Vaccinations are the best way for Coloradans to protect themselves, their families, and their communities while celebrating holidays. In order to be considered fully vaccinated by the following holidays, people should get their first dose of vaccine by the following dates:

  • Thanksgiving (Nov. 25): Pfizer by Oct. 21, Johnson & Johnson by Nov. 11, Moderna (date passed)
  • Hanukkah (starts Nov. 28): Pfizer by Oct. 24, Johnson & Johnson by Nov. 14, Moderna (date passed)
  • Christmas (Dec. 25): Moderna by Nov. 13, Pfizer by Nov. 20, Johnson & Johnson by Dec. 11

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

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Este jueves vence el plazo para aplicarse la primera dosis de Pfizer y así poder festejar el Día de Acción de Gracias totalmente vacunado

Este jueves 21 de octubre es el último día para inmunizarse porcompleto con la vacuna de Pfizer antes de que llegue el Día de Acción de Gracias (Thanksgiving). El CDPHE les recuerda a los habitantes de Colorado que deben vacunarse contra el COVID-19 con tiempo suficiente para los próximos encuentros festivos. Se considera a un individuo totalmente vacunado 14 días después de que haya completado la última dosis del esquema de su vacuna. Las vacunas constituyen la mejor herramienta para que nos protejamos a nosotros mismos, a nuestras familias y a nuestras comunidades mientras se celebran las fiestas. Por ende, para estar totalmente vacunados antes de las fiestas venideras, es preciso recibir la primera dosis de la vacuna a más tardar en las fechas que se listan a continuación:

  • Día de Acción de Gracias (se celebra el 25 de noviembre): Pfizer (21 de octubre), Johnson & Johnson (11 de noviembre), Moderna (plazo vencido)
  • Hanukkah (empieza el 28 de noviembre): Pfizer (24 de octubre), Johnson & Johnson (14 de noviembre), Moderna (plazo vencido)
  • Navidad (25 de diciembre): Moderna (13 de noviembre), Pfizer (20 de noviembre) y Johnson & Johnson (11 de diciembre)

 Continúe manteniéndose informado visitando covid19.colorado.gov.

CDPHE: Today is the deadline to receive a first dose of Pfizer to be fully vaccinated by Thanksgiving

Updated Valley View COVID-19 cumulative stats

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLO – The following are updated statistics from Valley View:

Valley View COVID-19 cumulative stats – 10/12/21
Specimens collected thru Valley View: 38,484
Positive results: 2,649
Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outbreak began: 330
Admitted patients discharged: 281

Definitions:

Specimens collected: These are specimens collected by Valley View providers that are tested by Valley View’s laboratory in Glenwood Springs or sent to an outside laboratory to conduct COVID-19 testing. This is a cumulative number.

Positive results: These are the number of positive COVID-19 results returned from the Valley View specimens tested. This definition is updated on April 21 to clarify that the positive results represent positive patients. This is a cumulative number.

Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outreach began: Patients with a positive COVID-19 test who have been hospitalized at Valley View. This is a cumulative number.

Admitted patients discharged: Of admitted patients with a positive COVID-19 test, number who have been discharged from Valley View Hospital. Patients may be discharged to recover at home, to hospice or to psychiatric care. This is a cumulative number.  

Additional questions:

“From whom is Valley View collecting specimens?” Valley View is testing:

  • Patients who are symptomatic and have been referred by their primary care provider.
  • Patients undergoing medically necessary surgery.
  • Patients undergoing designated procedures that are high risk for aerosol generation.
  • Patients with a referral from their primary care provider for a test needed for work or travel.

“What kind of PCR test does Valley View offer?” Currently, Valley View has a nasopharyngeal PCR test. For the nasopharyngeal swab, a special swab of the nose occurs, it is then placed in a tube and sent for testing.

“What is the difference between the number of patients admitted and number of patients discharged?” The difference between the number of patients and admitted patients discharged represents current hospitalized patients, patients transferred to other hospitals or those who have passed away. For example, if there are 21 patients admitted and 16 discharged, the difference is five. This is a cumulative number representing the entirety of Valley View’s efforts caring for COVID-19 patients. Therefore five total patients are hospitalized, have been transferred to a hospital as they need a higher level of care or, unfortunately, have passed away. Valley View will not offer additional details so as to protect their privacy.

“What is the turnaround for test results?”  At this point, Valley View is receiving test results same-day to 48 hours. The variability in time is due to the type of test ordered by the provider. For example, an individual experiencing a medical emergency may require a rapid test.

“The number of positive tests is not the same as admitted patients. Why?” Not all positive patients require hospitalization. For patients with mild symptoms, his/her doctor may recommend that they recover at home with specific instructions (e.g. isolation, monitor symptoms). Other positive patients may be very ill and need hospitalization.

“What is the status of these individual hospitalized patients?” Per the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Valley View will not speak to the specific status of an individual patient.

Updated Valley View COVID-19 cumulative stats

State offers first, second, and third COVID-19 vaccination doses at clinics across Colorado

The state of Colorado continues its COVID-19 vaccination campaign with clinics offering free vaccines at locations throughout the state. 

These clinic sites offer first, second, and third vaccine doses. A third can be either an additional dose or a booster dose. Pfizer COVID-19 booster doses are authorized for certain Coloradans at high risk from COVID-19. Additional doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are currently authorized for immunocompromised Coloradans. Find out if you are eligible for an additional or booster dose.

The convenient community vaccine sites at the Aurora Municipal Center in Aurora, Southwest Plaza Mall in Littleton, and Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs remain open at a 250-dose-per-day capacity.

“More than 3.8 million people in Colorado have already received one of these life-saving vaccines, and we continue our mission of meeting people where they are with vaccine clinics across the state,” said Lt. Col. Jamie Pieper, Colorado National Guard and Senior Advisor for COVID-19 Response. “We remain ready to help unvaccinated Coloradans, and those who need an additional or booster dose, achieve the greatest protection against COVID-19 so our communities can thrive.”

Vaccines are free, and no identification, proof of residency, or insurance is required.

The list below includes vaccine clinics from October 9 to October 15. These clinics are in addition to the 1,700 vaccine providers across the state. 

Tuesday, October 12

Please do not call the following locations for information about clinics. Please call our vaccine hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). The hotline is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT to help answer any questions.

Garfield County

Mountain Valley Mobile Home
171 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO 81623
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

Thursday, October 14

Please do not call the following locations for information about clinics. Please call our vaccine hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). The hotline is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT to help answer any questions.

Garfield County

Walmart Supercenter parking lot
1000 Airport Road, Rifle, CO 81650
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

Full list of mobile vaccine clinics statewide.

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

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El gobierno estatal ofrece primeras, segundas y terceras dosis de las vacunas en clínicas móviles a través de todo Colorado

Clínicas móviles desde el 9 hasta el 15 de octubre

El gobierno estatal continúa su campaña de vacunación contra el COVID-19 poniendo a disposición del público clínicas móviles gratuitas en distintas localidades a través del Estado.

Estos sitios ofrecen, primeras, segundas o terceras dosis de la vacuna. La tercera dosis puede ser ya sea de refuerzo o bien adicional. La dosis de refuerzo de Pfizer ha sido autorizada para ciertos individuos que corren un riesgo elevado de enfermarse de gravedad si contraen el COVID-19. En cuanto a las dosis adicionales, su aplicación está autorizada para individuos con inmunocompromiso. Averigüe si reúne los requisitos necesarios para recibir una dosis adicional o de refuerzo (enlace en inglés).

Nuestros centros de vacunación comunitarios de fácil acceso —ubicados en Aurora Municipal Center (Aurora), Southwest Plaza Mall (Littleton) y Chapel Hills Mall (Colorado Springs) — permanecen abiertos con capacidad para 250 dosis por día.

Jamie Pieper, Teniente Coronel de la Guardia Nacional de Colorado y Asesora Principal de la Respuesta contra el COVID-19 expresó: “Más de 3,8 millones de personas en Colorado ya se han aplicado una de estas vacunas salvavidas. Por nuestra parte, proseguimos con nuestra misión de atender las necesidades concretas de la gente, yendo nosotros hacia ellos y ofreciéndoles clínicas móviles de vacunación a través de Colorado, prestos a ayudar a aquellos que todavía no se han vacunado y a aquellos que necesitan una dosis adicional o de refuerzo para potenciar sus defensas. De ese modo, nuestras comunidades podrán salir adelante”.

Las vacunas son gratuitas y no se requiere presentar documento de identidad, prueba de residencia o seguro médico.

La lista que figura a continuación incluye clínicas móviles desde el 9 al 15de octubre. Cabe recordar que a estas clínicas debe sumárseles los 1.700 proveedores de vacunas que operan a través de Colorado.

Sábado, 9 de octubre

No llame a los centros de vacunación listados para obtener información sobre las clínicas. Llame al 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926) para recibir asistencia. Esta hotline está disponible de lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 8 p.m.; sábado y domingo, 9 a.m. A 6 p.m. (MT) para responder a sus preguntas.

Garfield County

Mountain Valley Mobile Home
171 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO 81623
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tipo de vacuna: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

Jueves, 14 de octubre

No llame a los centros de vacunación listados para obtener información sobre las clínicas. Llame al 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926) para recibir asistencia. Esta hotline está disponible de lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 8 p.m.; sábado y domingo, 9 a.m. A 6 p.m. (MT) para responder a sus preguntas.

Garfield County

Estacionamiento de Walmart Supercenter
1000 Airport Road, Rifle, CO 81650
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tipo de vacuna: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

Lista completa de clínicas móviles de vacunas en todo el estado.

Continúe manteniéndose informado visitando covid19.colorado.gov.

State offers first, second, and third COVID-19 vaccination doses at clinics across Colorado

Updated Valley View COVID-19 cumulative stats

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLO. – The following are updated statistics from Valley View:

Valley View COVID-19 Cumulative Stats – 10/5/21:

Specimens collected thru Valley View: 37,701
Positive results: 2,604
Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outbreak began: 327
Admitted patients discharged: 279

Definitions:

Specimens collected: These are specimens collected by Valley View providers that are tested by Valley View’s laboratory in Glenwood Springs or sent to an outside laboratory to conduct COVID-19 testing. This is a cumulative number.

Positive results: These are the number of positive COVID-19 results returned from the Valley View specimens tested. This definition is updated on April 21 to clarify that the positive results represent positive patients. This is a cumulative number.

Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outreach began: Patients with a positive COVID-19 test who have been hospitalized at Valley View. This is a cumulative number.

Admitted patients discharged: Of admitted patients with a positive COVID-19 test, number who have been discharged from Valley View Hospital. Patients may be discharged to recover at home, to hospice or to psychiatric care. This is a cumulative number.  

Additional questions:

“From whom is Valley View collecting specimens?” Valley View is testing:

  • Patients who are symptomatic and have been referred by their primary care provider.
  • Patients undergoing medically necessary surgery.
  • Patients undergoing designated procedures that are high risk for aerosol generation.
  • Patients with a referral from their primary care provider for a test needed for work or travel.

“What kind of PCR test does Valley View offer?” Currently, Valley View has a nasopharyngeal PCR test. For the nasopharyngeal swab, a special swab of the nose occurs, it is then placed in a tube and sent for testing.

“What is the difference between the number of patients admitted and number of patients discharged?” The difference between the number of patients and admitted patients discharged represents current hospitalized patients, patients transferred to other hospitals or those who have passed away. For example, if there are 21 patients admitted and 16 discharged, the difference is five. This is a cumulative number representing the entirety of Valley View’s efforts caring for COVID-19 patients. Therefore five total patients are hospitalized, have been transferred to a hospital as they need a higher level of care or, unfortunately, have passed away. Valley View will not offer additional details so as to protect their privacy.

“What is the turnaround for test results?”  At this point, Valley View is receiving test results same-day to 48 hours. The variability in time is due to the type of test ordered by the provider. For example, an individual experiencing a medical emergency may require a rapid test.

“The number of positive tests is not the same as admitted patients. Why?” Not all positive patients require hospitalization. For patients with mild symptoms, his/her doctor may recommend that they recover at home with specific instructions (e.g. isolation, monitor symptoms). Other positive patients may be very ill and need hospitalization.

“What is the status of these individual hospitalized patients?” Per the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Valley View will not speak to the specific status of an individual patient.

Updated Valley View COVID-19 cumulative stats

GCPH: COVID-19 update, flu vaccine available, free rapid testing, and radon tests

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Mini-grants are now available through Garfield County Public Health, as are flu vaccines and radon tests.

$500-$2,500 mini-grants available

Public health is offering 10 mini-grants, ranging from $500 to $2,500, for projects that encourage youth ages 12 to 17 and their caregivers to get vaccinated. Grant funding can be used for both the vaccine promotion activity and to cover the cost of something unrelated. Grants that focus on ensuring equitable access for children and youth to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are given priority. Applications are due Oct. 11 and are located on the public health website.

Free rapid testing for symptomatic people

Roaring Fork Free COVID testing now offers free rapid antigen testing for those with symptoms, in addition to free PCR molecular testing.

Flu vaccinations available

Flu vaccine is available during walk-up clinics or by appointment. For a full list of clinic dates and locations, see the public health flu page.

The influenza virus changes every year, so getting vaccinated annually is important to make sure you have immunity.

Flu symptoms appear one to four days after exposure to the virus and typically last between five to seven days. Even after symptoms resolve many individuals continue to feel fatigued. People who have had the flu shot generally have less severe symptoms over a shorter period.

Few Americans had flu last season

The CDC reported 1,316 positive flu cases between September 2020 and January 2021. During that same period for the 2019 to 2020 season there were nearly 130,000 cases.

While more people in the US received a flu vaccine in 2020, the decrease was primarily due to mask-wearing and social distancing.

*Free radon test kits

Garfield County Public Health is offering free radon home-test kits.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), exposure to radon accounts for approximately 21,000 deaths from lung cancer each year. Colorless and odorless, the gas becomes trapped indoors after it enters buildings through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Breathing it over time increases your risk for radon-related lung cancer.

You can reduce and control the radon in your home. Testing is the only way to know how much radon is in your home. If levels are high, contact a certified professional to fix your home using a ventilation system. EPA guidance suggests mitigating if levels are at or above 4 picocuries/liter.

Kits are available at:

Garfield County Public Health
2014 Blake Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Garfield County Public Health
195 W. 14th St.
Rifle, CO 81650

Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER), Third Street Center
520 S 3rd St.
Carbondale, CO 81623

COVID-19 update

  • Garfield County had three COVID-19 deaths in September.
  • Over the past 14 days, there has been a decline in the number of cases and test positivity, a sign that the “fifth wave” is in a possible decline.
  • As of Friday, 10 Garfield County residents were hospitalized with the virus – nine were unvaccinated.
  • Breakthrough cases account for less than one percent of fully vaccinated individuals in Garfield County.
  • A national study showed that nearly four in 10 people who became infected with COVID-19 still have at least one symptom three to six months later.

Pregnant women reach highest number of COVID-related deaths in August, CDC issues urgent alert for vaccinations

The CDC issued a health alert on September 29, recommending urgent action for pregnant women, recently pregnant women, and those who are trying to become pregnant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to prevent serious illness and death.

In August 2021, more pregnant women died from COVID-19 in the U.S. than in any other month during the pandemic.

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Informe sobre COVID-19, vacuna contra la influenza disponible, pruebas rápidas gratuitas de COVID y pruebas de radón

CONDADO DE GARFIELD, CO –

Mini-Becas disponibles de $500 – $2,500

Salud Pública está ofreciendo diez mini becas, que van desde $500 a $2,500 para proyectos que animan a jóvenes de 12 a 17 años y a sus cuidadores a vacunarse.  Las becas pueden ser utilizadas en actividades que promueven la vacunación o para cubrir el costo de algo no relacionado.  Se dará prioridad, para recibir becas, a solicitudes que se centren en garantizar el acceso equitativo para recibir la vacuna de COVID-19 a niños y jóvenes.  Las solicitudes vencen el 11 de octubre y se encuentran en el sitio web de Salud Pública.

*NUEVO* Prueba rápida de COVID para personas sintomáticas gratuita

Prueba de COVID gratuita del Roaring Fork  ahora ofrece pruebas gratuitas de antígenos rápidas para aquellos con síntomas, además de pruebas moleculares de PCR gratuitas.

*NUEVO* Vacunas contra la influenza disponibles

La vacuna contra la influenza está disponible durante clínicas, con cita o sin cita. Para obtener una lista completa de fechas y ubicaciones de las clínicas, consulte la Página Informativa sobre la Gripe de Salud Pública.

El virus de la influenza cambia todos los años, por lo que vacunarse todos los años es importante para asegurarse de tener inmunidad.

Síntomas de la gripe aparecen de uno a cuatro días después de la exposición al virus y generalmente duran entre cinco y siete días.  Incluso después de que los síntomas desaparecen, muchas personas continúan sintiéndose fatigadas.  Personas que han recibido la vacuna contra la gripe generalmente tienen síntomas menos graves durante un período de tiempo más corto.

Pocos estadounidenses tuvieron gripe la temporada pasada

Los CDC, por sus siglas en inglés, informaron 1,316 casos positivos de influenza entre septiembre de 2020 y enero de 2021.  Durante ese mismo período de la temporada 2019 a 2020, hubo casi 130,000 casos.

Más personas en los Estados Unidos recibieron una vacuna contra la influenza en 2020, la baja se debió principalmente al uso de cubrebocas y al distanciamiento social.

*NUEVO* Kits de prueba de radón gratuitos

Salud Pública del Condado Garfield ofrece kits caseros para la prueba de radón gratuitos.

El radón es un gas radiactivo natural y es la segunda causa principal de cáncer de pulmón. Según la EPA, la exposición al radón representa aproximadamente 21,000 muertes por cáncer de pulmón cada año. Sin color y sin olor, el gas queda atrapado en el interior después de que ingresa a edificios a través de grietas y otros agujeros en los cimientos.  Respirarlo por un tiempo aumenta el riesgo de cáncer de pulmón relacionado con el radón.

Puede reducir y controlar el radón en su hogar.  La prueba es la única manera de saber cuánto radón hay en su hogar.  Si los niveles son altos, comuníquese con un profesional certificado para reparar su hogar usando un sistema de ventilación.  La guía de la EPA sugiere mitigar si los niveles son de 4 picocuries por litro o más.

Kits disponibles en:

Salud Pública del Condado Garfield
2014 Blake Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Salud Pública del Condado Garfield
195 W. 14th St.
Rifle, CO 81650

CLEER, Third Street Center
520 S 3rd St.
Carbondale, CO 81623

Informe sobre COVID-19

  • El Condado Garfield tuvo tres muertes por COVID-19 en septiembre.
  • Durante los últimos 14 días ha habido una baja en el número de casos y positividad de pruebas, una señal de que la “quinta ola” está en una posible disminución.
  • Desde el viernes, diez residentes del Condado Garfield fueron hospitalizados con el virus, nueve no estaban vacunados.
  • Casos ‘breakthrough’ representan menos del 1% de las personas completamente vacunadas en el Condado Garfield.
  • Un estudio nacional mostró que casi cuatro de cada diez personas que se infectaron con COVID-19 todavía tienen al menos un síntoma entre tres a seis meses después.

Mujeres embarazadas alcanzaron el mayor número de muertes relacionadas por COVID en agosto; Los CDC expresan una alerta urgente para vacunarse

Los CDC emitió un alerta de salud el 29 de septiembre, recomendando acciones urgentes para  mujeres embarazadas, mujeres recién embarazadas y que están tratando de quedar embarazadas a recibir la vacuna COVID-19 para prevenir enfermedades graves y la muerte.

En agosto del 2021, más mujeres embarazadas murieron por COVID-19 en los Estados Unidos que en cualquier otro mes durante la pandemia.

GCPH: COVID-19 update, flu vaccine available, free rapid testing, and radon tests

Updated Grand River Health COVID-19 cumulative stats for October 5, 2021

RIFLE, COLO. – The following are updated statistics from Grand River Health.

Grand River Health COVID-19 cumulative stats – 10/5/2021:

Number of individuals tested: 10,230
Positive results: 2,027
Pending results: 18
New positives since 9/28/21: 33

Patients admitted with COVID-19 since outbreak began: 67
Patients transferred: 15
Patients discharged: 50

Reported numbers are from Grand River Health only and could change at any time.

Flu Shot clinics will be held on Fridays in October from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. by appointment only. For more information on how to sign up visit www.grandriverhealth.org.

Vaccine Update: Grand River Health is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to the general public ages 12+ in our clinics in Rifle and Battlement Mesa. Please call 625-1100 (option 1) to schedule.

All clinic services, hospital and specialty services and After Hours care are open. All patients will be screened appropriately. All appointments can be made by calling 625-1100. Patients are asked to wear an ear loop mask while in the facility.

Updated Grand River Health COVID-19 cumulative stats for October 5, 2021

CDOT: Glenwood Canyon traffic impacts the week of Oct. 4-8

Demolition and removal of damaged westbound parapet wall at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch work zone.
Demolition and removal of damaged westbound parapet wall at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch work zone.

Progress this week

There are two overnight closures of eastbound I-70 Glenwood Canyon planned. Weather permitting, Friday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 3 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. This work is safety and schedule critical to construct and pave a temporary lane in the eastbound median in order to shift traffic so work can begin on reconstruction of the retaining wall. 

Crews made progress on the concrete box culvert outlet at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch by pouring the side walls and roof. Debris removal and repairs to the damaged Concrete Box Culvert (CBC) at MP 123.5/Blue Gulch continues.

Repairs to the damaged deck overhang and parapet wall on the westbound lanes continues. The project team continues clearing debris from the recreation path between MP 126 and 129.

Rainy weather did cause a safety closure of the canyon on Wednesday, Sept. 29 due to a material flow at MP 120. Motorists planning to travel on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon should pay attention to road conditions on cotrip.org and weather forecasts. Rest area and recreation path information is also available at cotrip.org. I-70 safety closure information can be found on CDOT’s website by clicking here.

Repairs to the Concrete Box Culvert at MP 123.5.
Repairs to the concrete box culvert at MP 123.5.

Anticipated traffic impacts

  • An extended single lane closure remains in place at MP 123.5. The eastbound single lane closure is 1.5 miles long to Hanging Lake Tunnel and the westbound single lane closure is .5 miles long. There is a 11’ width restriction in place for commercial vehicles through Glenwood Canyon. 

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CDOT: Glenwood Canyon traffic impacts the week of Oct. 4-8

NWS: Flash flood watch in place for Grizzly Creek burn area until 9 p.m.

National Weather Service

Sept. 30, 2021, 2:42 p.m.: The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a flash flood watch for the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area until 9 p.m. this evening in portions of northwest Colorado and west central Colorado, including the following areas: in northwest Colorado, Flat Tops; in west central Colorado, Central Colorado River Basin and Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain valleys.

National Weather Service Meteorologists are forecasting possible heavy rainfall over the Grizzly Creek Fire Burn Area that may lead to flash flooding and debris flows.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:

Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

NWS: Flash flood watch in place for Grizzly Creek burn area until 9 p.m.